Meeting every first Thursday of the month
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street, 8pm
Members welcome


Check you’ve got the right date in your diary; this trial was originally scheduled a week earlier

Points positions updated as at Greenhow 13/10/19,
(some displays a bit messy, hopefully fix that next time) click here

The answer to 99% of questions about our trials can be found on this website
so please take the time to look before asking the question.
Quick answers to some favourites are;-
what’s the start time? 11
can I enter on day? yes

can I join Horsforth club on the day? yes
can I get a Horsforth club day licence? yes
can I get an ACU day registration on the day? yes
How do I get there? look in Info/Locations or the Event
can I ride round with my son? only if you enter (insurance!)
is it Stop Allowed rules? yes, except the 2 Yorks Centre & West Yorks trials
what rider classes/club members are entitled to ride? look on entry form for that Event
When is Swaine Woods open for practice? any time for current members, rules are here
nothing is more than 2 clicks away from this home page

Click on the ‘Posts’ tab for 2019 Yorkshire Centre Events list, Regs and Entry Forms
(& other stuff)

The printable A4 list of Horsforth events (the fridge door list) is now in the ‘Events’ tab 

Remember that BUMPY applied for ‘People’s Projects’ Lottery Funding? well the good news is they won – thanks to all who supported the cause, for more info Click here

The final list of Award Winners for last year, 2018 is here

Bit of info for parents of riders under 18 here

Rebbecca Hoare Trophy

2019 ACU Registration and Club Membership renewal
If you are an ACU licence holder you should have received this email below. It’s much easier to renew your membership with Horsforth when renewing your Trials Registration (see comment in dark blue below); it saves having to re-join the club and then having to get the unique code from us.
The ACU pass on your info (& money) to us.
Dear Rider, If you have not already applied for your 2019 ACU Licence or Trials Registration, please find instructions attached on how to renew using the online facility.Please remember that you will need a ‘unique’ code from your ACU affiliated Club. The code will be 9 digits long starting with 19 or you may join a Club using our online system. (note not all Clubs are available online).If you experience any problems completing your online renewal, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards
ACU Licence Department

Your member record :  www.ride-acu.uk 
Licence Dept Telephone:  01788 566417 
Licence Email: licence@acu.org.uk  
Website:  acu.org.uk 
ACU Online Renewal Notes

There’s a shortcut to the ACU 2019 Handbook here or if you want to know about junior trial ages, bikes etc there’s an extract here

Full details of Horsforth Club Series Entry requirements here and here
note the additional parental requirements where riders are under 18.

£1815 was raised at last November’s Bob Owen Charity Trial.
Total raised since it’s inception in 1988 is a gnats cock hair shy of £60k – for a bit of history click here

The ACU Benevolent Fund in the past year had paid out over £54,000 to current or previous ACU members who were in need of support. The Fund income for the same year was somewhat lower at £30,000. Our Annual Charity Trial, run on the Saturday before Remembrance Day supports this charity.

When accidents occur, everything comes under microscopic scrutiny particularly from a Health and Safety perspective.
Fortunately for the trials community, the sport has to date enjoyed a ‘light touch’ attitude largely due to the absence of speed as a component in competition so serious accidents are thankfully rare. Nonetheless rules do apply and the Horsforth Club (and hopefully all clubs) will be doing our best to comply with our obligations and ensure the safety of riders, officials and the public. You might therefore experience some changes to signage, procedures etc and we respectfully suggest that everyone who attends a trial abides by the rules, signage, requests or instructions from officials and listens to the pre event briefings.

Amazingly the Eurocrats had a rare attack of common sense so the dreaded Vnuk issue, at least its implications on motorsport, have been averted. Read more here

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen
Please comply with all instructions from officials and notices 
and remain in permitted areas only

Bringing along an observer is like getting a free entry; £15 is given to each observer to go towards their expenses of getting to the event etc
If you know anyone who wants to try it, click here for more info.

£1815 was raised for charity at the Bob Owen trial in November 2018; thanks to everyone who did their bit. Find out how much we’ve raised in total (and see a bit of history) click here

Quickest way to get to the most recent trial results (the last 3) is to click where it says the result over on the right (down below if you are on a phone) in the ‘Recent Events’ panel

The simplest way to get 2019 ACU registration and Club Membership sorted is to click here follow the link and when prompted choose Option A which enables you to renew Club Membership at the same time as ACU Registration. The ACU pass the info and Club Membership payment on to us. Keeps it nice and simple, all done in one go, no faffing about with Affiliation codes and you just need to bring your ACU card to a trial to prove you have both ACU registration and Club Membership for 2019. Call them on 01788 566417 if there’s a problem.

Thanks to Simon Green we still have the same title sponsor for the Club Series in 2019; the trials are now named SGME (Simon Green Motor Engineers – Click on the ‘Sponsors’ tab in ‘Info’ for the place to go for your servicing).

Confused by the flags? – click here

For all Club Membership enquiries, (including ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (gericwilson@ntlworld.com) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook or the Contact Form on here.

All being well the Club Points Positions spreadsheet should be updated not too long after each trial so you can follow your progress throughout the year, courtesy of Graham Spreadsheet Wilson; click on ‘Posts’ on the menu bar above. 

Where are our Trials? Just about everything you need to know about a trial (including the results afterwards) can be found by clicking on that specific ‘Event’ including a map of the location. There’s a bit more info on the locations (and maybe even the nearest postcode) in ‘Locations’ which is revealed when you mouse over the ‘Info’ tab.

RESULTS:- we always try to get the results up on the relevant ‘Event‘ page on here and there is a shortcut to them by clicking on the results message in the ‘recent events’ section just on the right (or below if you are reading this on a phone).
They arealso on
www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials as soon as they are available (usually on the night of the trial unless something prevents it) so remember to have a look there – or if you are on facebook, ‘like’ our page and the results will come to you!
We also like to support TrialsCentral so the events and results can usually be found on there too although on a few occasions we’ve had trouble submitting them successfully.
Quickest way for recent events is to click on the result line on the right here (or below if you are reading this on a phone) in Recent Events. For historical results just go the the relevant ‘Event’.

All our day time trials start at 11.

Just a reminder of our Club Trial changes (that go back to the start of 2016) here 

Costs held for 2019
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials might be dearer (usually Yorkshire Group Trials) as specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3.

Remember, if you ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials) you’ll get a notification reminding you of our next trial in the week before and also when the results are posted.Update; seems that, coincident with now receiving lots of unsolicited (paid for!) notifications, no longer is everyone receiving all FB/Horsforth posts on their FB page. Can only suggest that more frequent ‘liking’ might help improve the latter problem; I guess we are stuck with the former.
If anyone can throw any light on this please let us know.

Youth bikes
Please note that ALL YOUTH PETROL and ELECTRIC BIKES must have a cut off lanyard fitted and used.
Contact Trials UK on 01132 81 82 42 for the correct lanyard (electric are different from the petrol versions).
Please also remember that Youths must wear long sleeved shirts when riding as per the ACU rules.






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